¿Una falacia? ¿A quién benefician los $1,000 millones para sistemas solares?

Hace unos días participé de una mesa informativa con un puñado de periodistas y Alejandra Castrodad, economista y directora de Resilient Power PR. En esa sesión, entre otras cosas, se compartió un análisis científico de lo que estipula el programa de Puerto Rico Energy Resilience Fund de $1,000 millones para sistemas solares y que recientemente el Departamento de […]

Bravo Family Foundation selects 13 finalists in its Rising Entrepreneurs Program

The final round of the Rising Entrepreneurs Program (REP) annual competition recently concluded, an initiative by the Bravo Family Foundation (BFF) aimed at fostering and supporting the growth of innovative companies in Puerto Rico.

This edition saw 23 Puerto Rican startups reach the final, with 13 selected by a panel of judges including Orlando Bravo, co-founder and managing partner of Thoma Bravo; Blanca Santos, executive director of the Bravo Family Foundation; and a group of seasoned busine

Puerto Rico Space Foundation delegation ​​participates in White House meeting

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The National Space Council convened a private meeting at the White House on Jan. 24.

The Puerto Rico Space Foundation was invited to a meeting held at the White House on Jan. 24 to discuss the “National Space Council’s Space STEM Communications.”

The meeting was made up of representatives from aero

Citi Foundation announces 2024 Global Innovation Challenge

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Housing insecurity is a global concern, with the United Nations estimating that roughly 150 million people worldwide are homeless. (Credit: Eddie Toro | Dreamstime.com)

The Citi Foundation has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for its latest Global Innovation Challenge, a funding model designed to

Univ. of Puerto Rico tapped by Planning Board to improve data analysis

Puerto Rico Planning Board President Julio Lassús-Ruiz, center, and Dr. Agustín Rullán Toro, chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (RUM), during the signing of the collaborative agreement.

The Puerto Rico Planning Board and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (RUM), recently entered a collaborative agreement for the Planning Board to receive technical and academic assistance in producing quarterly gross domestic product accounts and streamlining the methodology

FEMA approves construction funds for 17 Early Warning systems

The Portugués Dam in Ponce is managed by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. (Credit: DNER website)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $41.3 million for the construction phase of the Early Warning System (EWS) for 17 dams in 12 Puerto Rican municipalities.

This system will help monitor conditions that could threaten these dams, notify residents during weather-related events and detect potential failures during regular operations.

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Puerto Rico NGOs urge people to claim their tax credits early

As the new tax filing cycle begins, member organizations of the Alliance for Economic Security, Hispanic Federation, the Youth Development Institute, and Espacios Abiertos are urging eligible individuals and families to take advantage of the free assistance that the alliance and its partners have been offering for three consecutive years to help with tax filing process.

This year, employed individuals, self-employed individuals and retirees earning less than $48,544 annually may be eligible for

Batallan contra la invisibilización quienes viven en calles que no tienen nombre

Ninguna agencia federal o estatal tiene una cifra exacta de cuánta gente pudiera no tener dirección física en Puerto Rico, pero los estimados de Initiative for Civic Address System Assessment in Puerto Rico (iCasaPR) con información disponible del Servicio Postal de Estados Unidos apuntan a alrededor de 300,000 hogares. Esta cifra representa cerca de un millón de personas, alrededor de una tercera parte de la población de Puerto Rico, según el promedio de residentes por hogar y el estimado pobla

Gov’t unveils 3 initiatives to position Puerto Rico as a life sciences hub

From left, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and Eduardo Nicolau, executive director of the Molecular Sciences Research Center, walk through the areas where the new centers will be built.

The Puerto Rico Molecular Science Research Center will become home to three research initiatives created to position the island as a hub for the life sciences industry, looking to expand on its manufacturing capabilities.

During a news conference, Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi announced the start of construction of the

FEMA extends deadline for Puerto Rico earthquake recovery projects

Puerto Rico was affected by a sequence of earthquakes that began in late December 2019 and peaked the first week of January 2020 with a 6.6 magnitude event. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved an extension for the deadline to complete permanent work projects related to the 2020 earthquakes in southwest Puerto Rico. The extension was requested by the island’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3) last week. The new
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